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ONE FATHER

ONE FATHER CAN SUPPORT ONE HUNDRED CHILDREN
BUT ONE HUNDRED CHILDREN CANNOT SUPPORT ONE FATHER
STORY EXPLAINED
IN ONE GENERATION THE FATHER LIVED WITH HIS SON AND DAUGHTER IN LAW.
THE FATHER BECAME A PROBLEM . HIS SON TOOK HIM TO THE TOP OF A
MOUNTAIN ONE DAY. HE PUSHED HIM OFF. THE MAN DIED. IN THE NEXT
GENERATION THE SAME SITUATION TOOK PLACE. THE FATHER AND SON WERE
AT THE MOUNTAIN TOP, THE SON TURNED TO THE FATHER, LOOKED HIM IN THE
EYE AND SAID COME HOME WITH ME. THE FATHER SAID WHY DON'T YOU DO TO
ME WHAT I DID TO MY FATHER? THE SON ANSWERED, IN YEARS TO COME I WILL
WANT MY CHILDREN TO RESPECT ME. WHEN THEY CAME HOME THE SON'S WIFE
SAID, WHY DID YOU BRING HIM BACK AGAIN? THE SON SLAPPED HIS
WIFE'S FACE AND SAID, YOU WILL RESPECT HIM AS YOU WILL WANT OUR
CHILDREN TO RESPECT US.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HIS FATHER IN ITALY

James Callow comment: THIS EXPLANATION DOESN'T SATISFY. THINK IT'S PHONEY?
--F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; PATERNAL RESPECT ; PATRICIDE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.100
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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"MAMA, MAMA" JOKE

CHILD: MAMA, MAMA, WHY IS DADDY RUNNING?
MOTHER: SHUT UP AND RELOAD.
THIS ITEM WAS COLLECTED WITH MANY SIMILAR ITEMS THROUGH
NUMEROUS MEETINGS AT VARIOUS BARS IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PATRICIDE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 00001970S ; 03-00-1980

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